London Fields director agrees with the atrocious reviews

Three years after it premiered in Toronto, the long-delayed London Fields finally made it into theaters across the U.S. last month, although the movie – which features a cast that includes Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess and Cara Delevingne – was roundly savaged by critics, scoring a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, and debuting to the second-worst wide box office opening in history.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in the wake of the troubled film’s release, director Mathew Cullen stated that: “I’ve read the reviews. I agree with them. There’s a reason why they said that Martin Amis’ book was unfilmable”.

Cullen isn’t entirely to blame for the reviews; the version that was released to critics and audiences was not his cut of the film, but rather that of the producers – a situation which led to a lengthy legal tussle between the two parties.

The filmmaker
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